Made a couple new hats for a fundraiser event we were supposed to attend this past weekend. Unfortunately, I didn't feel well the night of the event and didn't make it. :(
But here is the first of the two hats. It's a king's crown.
I experimented with a few new things. I used inexpensive gift wrap ribbon to weave these. It is fairly strong and doesn't stretch, so it makes a very rigid piece, but it frays and splits easy. I doubled the 3/4" wide ribbon over to make it even stronger.
In the end I added a wire frame around the base on the inside to make the crown keep it's flared shape better and make it feel more like an inflexible metal crown. I used matching metallic gold fabric glue to add a large acrylic gem on the top. There are smaller gems attached to the tabs on the sides like I did for my "crownlace".
However, when I had finished assembling the parts, I noticed that I was able to twist the top around.
I thought that was kinda neat. And, it inspired the design of the hat I will post next.